Bradford Park Avenue set for test against Evo-Stik new boys Brighouse

Luke O'Brien, left, is set to make his debut for Thackley

Luke O'Brien, left, is set to make his debut for Thackley

First published in Sport

Bradford Park Avenue make the short trip to the Dual Seal Stadium to take on Brighouse Town in a friendly derby fixture tonight.

Avenue suffered a 1-0 defeat to League Two side Hartlepool United at the weekend in their third pre-season game. They were also beaten by League One outfit Doncaster Rovers but they enjoyed a 3-0 victory at Tadcaster Albion last midweek.

Danny Frost hit one of the goals in that win and, after impressing in a second-half appearance against Colin Cooper’s Pools, he was snapped up by Avenue. He will be involved tonight as a Bradford player looking forward to the Conference North season getting underway.

Brighouse are also keenly awaiting the new campaign following their promotion to the Evo-Stik Division One North. Town won the Toolstation Northern Counties East Premier Division title last term with a record number of points.

Another of Avenue’s summer signings, Sam Hewitt, will be returning to his roots as he was a member of Town’s championship winning squad.

Thackley are also in action tonight and they too have a new signing after confirming the arrival of former Bantams full back Luke O’Brien. O’Brien is expected to make his debut for the Dennyboys at home against Knaresborough Town.

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